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9vx: a port of the Plan 9 operating system to FreeBSD, Linux, and OS X (swtch.com)
64 points by pmoriarty on Nov 23, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

EDIT: I found it interesting that 9vx seems to have been last published in 2008 according to the website and the mercurial repository 404s

Lot's of Plan 9 discussion lately!

* Why Plan 9 is not dead yet and what we can learn from it (2005) [pdf] [0]

* Designing Plan 9 (1990) [1]

* Glendix: Bringing the Beauty of Plan9 to Linux [2]

[0] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8649534

[1] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8646860

[2] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8581865

This is the repository: https://bitbucket.org/rsc/vx32 although it's not as up-to-date as some of the forks on bitbucket.

Plan 9 enthusiasts must have hired a marketing firm.

It's usually people jumping on the Karma train. One article gets front page, user finds something related and instead of posting it in the comments, posts it as a new thread.

I'm a long time plan9 user, I've seen this pattern on HN before for plan9 so presume it is the same for other topic areas.

Expect a link to 9front or plan9ports soon.

Replying to myself. I was going to say "Expect a link to Utah2000" but we had one recently before plan9 too.

But hey, here's the reward


Plan9 is genuinely fascinating if you already liked Unix. You will be seduced by the perfection of the "everything is a file" universal abstraction, and it goes from there.

It's pretty much nerd catnip.

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